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#4695380 - 03/15/18 08:11 AM First OC filter cut
Camprunner Offline


Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 1039
Loc: MA.
Has anyone here ever cut open there oil filter on your new cars first oil change? Ever find anything interesting?

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#4695397 - 03/15/18 08:35 AM Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 10086
Loc: ROCHESTER, NY
Yes, I have done this on my last 3 new cars(1st OCI/filter) that I've owned. I haven't seen anything of interest.
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#4695399 - 03/15/18 08:36 AM Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner]
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Registered: 05/17/09
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Yes, I saw metal from me cutting open the filter smile
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#4695414 - 03/15/18 08:51 AM Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner]
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Registered: 11/29/08
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Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
On my caravan didn't need to cut it open because it's a cartridge filter. I did see metal flakes. Did the first OC as 4000km (2400 miles).
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#4695420 - 03/15/18 08:57 AM Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner]
goodtimes Offline


Registered: 12/08/10
Posts: 2912
Loc: california
Yes, I saw for the first time the Toyota Japan oil filters very unusual depth filtering design.

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#4695430 - 03/15/18 09:09 AM Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner]
FlyingVan Online   content


Registered: 11/21/16
Posts: 124
Loc: Tennessee
Originally Posted By: Camprunner
Has anyone here ever cut open there oil filter on your new cars first oil change? Ever find anything interesting?


I did, didn't find anything interesting. Just a good looking filter.

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#4695609 - 03/15/18 12:11 PM Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner]
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Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 17929
Loc: PNW
I've cut open the factory filter on my new vehicles (at ~1000 miles) and never find anything more than a few small aluminum particles or small pieces of silicone sealant. Nothing to worry about.

Also have seen a few small aluminum particles after the 2nd oil change, but nothing much after that becauae the break-in is pretty much done by 5K miles.

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#4695678 - 03/15/18 01:19 PM Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner]
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Registered: 03/11/12
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Loc: San Antonio, TX
I have cut open the filter on a fresh rebuilt 5.4 harley davidson engine that went into a lightning. It was full of metal and the oil was glittery.
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#4696146 - 03/15/18 09:28 PM Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner]
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Registered: 03/20/16
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The original oil filter on my Mazda had a big sliver of metal stuck part-way though one of the entrance holes. Nothing exciting was inside that filter.

I bought the Toyota used, so didn't get to see its first filter. The first one I removed myself, when the car already had over 70k and the filter had 17,540 miles, looked good-as-new, and contained nothing visible except oil and a few tiny black (carbon?) particles barely big enough to see without a microscope.
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